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Success takes teams, not working together


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Presentation on the importance of working together and focusing on relationships for big data and data science work.

Presentation on the importance of working together and focusing on relationships for big data and data science work.

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  • 1. success takes teams, not tech kate matsudaira @katemats
  • 2. (a) get done faster, (b) take longer to finish (c) not get done image source: pop quiz
  • 3. what stands in the way of your team?
  • 4. people
  • 5. what makes a great employee?
  • 6. technology problems or people problems which is easier to solve?
  • 7. big things happen when you work together image source:
  • 8. communication logistics trust I II III
  • 9. communication logistics trust I II III
  • 10. image source: data science is different
  • 11. are you on the same wavelength?
  • 12. what does it mean to be finished? image source:
  • 13. what do precision and recall mean? P R give them a lesson in semantics
  • 14. before Precision: 80% Recall 25%
  • 15. after For the top search terms* accessories appear 25% of the time on the first page. For top search terms the head products are present 90% of the time in the top 3 results, 98% of the time in the top5. Top search terms are the 1000 most popular queries on our website over the last 30 days.
  • 16. image source: define quality
  • 17. image source: measure with data that matters
  • 18. show before & after
  • 19. this is a really hard problem
  • 20. constructing model lineages for products is really difficult
  • 21. Macbook Air Macbook Macbook Pro ? Bravia EX500 LCD Bravia EX620 LED Bravia EX523 LCD ? be specific
  • 22. product evolution we are building a lineage take it up a level
  • 23. we know it is hard... but we don’t know why it is hard.
  • 24. use analogies & examples
  • 25. there are three kinds of falsehoods: lies, damned lies, and statistics. mark twain
  • 26. craft clear messages
  • 27. communication logistics trust I III II
  • 28. how do you get things done?
  • 29. collect data do we have the infrastructure to analyze the data? build it.... run experimentsget results are we finished or do we need more.....? start here yes no no yes research data do we have the right data?
  • 30. how will you work together?
  • 31. checkpoint meetings with demos image source:
  • 32. transform failures
  • 33. 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 $300 256GB flash storage Intel HD Graphics 4000 Apple premium $250 8GB SDRAM $200 $200 $100 $1050Estimated Value: hard: value estimation
  • 34. easier: comparing products
  • 35. focus on speed
  • 36. hidden knowledge knowledge sharing synergy knowledge creation collaboration knowledge hoarding unknownrelationshipsdistrust forming storming norming performing
  • 37. reaching decisions together image source:
  • 38. problem proposal B generated proposal A generated assumptions underlying proposal B are identified assumptions underlying proposal A are identified presentation of A’s pros and cons presentation of B’s pros and cons choice new alternative choose A or B compromise of A and B delphi method
  • 39. nominal group technique identify the issue each member presents their solution eliminate duplicates discuss each idea as a group vote and rank options pick a solution or repeat
  • 40. multi-voting
  • 41. 6rules for productive meetings #one Start with goals & desired outcomes #two Have an agenda #three Start and finish on time #six Take notes, and send them out promptly #five Assign actions and follow up #four Be direct and talk to your audience
  • 42. be a leader image source:
  • 43. communication logistics trustIII II I
  • 44. recognition & merit
  • 45. success comes from trust, which comes from people
  • 46. what is trust?
  • 47. build trust image source:
  • 48. elements of trust relationship architecture reputation contribution Elements are based on Kay’s framework from the “Foundations of Corporate Success”
  • 49. Who is the person you admire most at work? What do they do differently? How do they make you feel? think about your coworkers...
  • 50. be the model teammate image source:
  • 51. image source:
  • 52. know your timing estimate actualanalyze incorporate validate confidence
  • 53. Make 2 ordered lists: 1. The most important people on your team 2. The people with whom you have the best relationships relationship architecture How can you improve your relationships on the team? How will that impact your work and happiness?
  • 54. relationships are like filmstrips
  • 55. greatness gap remarkable, exceptional you you, right now
  • 56. what if ...
  • 57. it’s not about what you do, but how you do it
  • 58. what can you do better? image source:
  • 59. in summary
  • 60. communication
  • 61. logistics
  • 62. trust image source:
  • 63. thank you @katemats